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In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful!

8 Oct

 

Glory be to Allah, Lord of the universe

The Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

Master of the Day of Repayment

It is You whom we worship, and it is You whom we call on for help

Guide us on the straight path

The path of those whom You have blessed

Not those who have earned Your wrath, and nor those who lost the path.

Amen

Qur’anic Inspiration for the Great Recession

8 May

Would the Great Recession quell the American lust for war? Let’s see what the Qur’an says:

 

…Only some offspring among his own folk believed in Moses because of fear for Pharaoh and his councillors, lest he might put them to some test. Pharaoh was so haughty on earth and besides he was a dissipated man. Moses said: “My people, if you believe in God, then rely on Him if you are Muslims.” They said: “On God do we rely. Our Lord, do not turn us into a trial for wrongdoing folk! Save us through Your mercy from such disbelieving folk!”

 

So We inspired Moses and his brother [as follows]: “Settle your people down in houses in Egypt and turn your houses into shrines; keep up prayer and announce good news to believers.” Moses said: “Our Lord, You have given Pharaoh and his councillors splendor and wealth during worldly life. Our Lord, is it so they may lead [us] off from Your way? Our Lord, wipe out their wealth and firm up their hearts so they may not believe until they see painful torment.” He said: “Your appeal has been answered, so act straightforward and do not follow along the way of those who do not know.”

Pakistan Constitution on Minorities

5 May

Government of Pakistan Minorities Division:

 

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About Division

To protect the rights of minorities as envisaged under the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973, the Minorities Wing of former Ministry of Minorities, Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs was upgraded as a full-fledged Ministry in September 2004. Since then the Ministry is working for the betterment and uplift of various religious minorities in Pakistan.

 

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN, 1973

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE
ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN, 1973

PART II

FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND PRINCIPLES OF POLICY

Chapter-1 :  Fundamental Rights

Article-20:   Freedom to profess religion and to manage religious institutions

Subject to law, public order and morality-

(a) every citizen shall have the right to profess, practise and propagate his religion; and
 
(b) every religious denomination and every sect thereof shall have the right to establish, maintain and manage its religious institutions.
Article-21: Safeguard against taxation for purposes of any particular religion.-
No person shall be compelled to pay any special tax the proceeds of whichare to be spent on the propagation or maintenance of any religion other than his own.

Article-22: Safeguards as to educationalinstitutions in respect of religion, etc.-(1) No person attending any educational institution shall be required to receive religious instruction, or take part in any religious ceremony, or attend religious worship, if such instruction, ceremony or worship relates to a religion other than his own.

(2) In respect of any religiousinstitution, there shall be no discrimination against any community in the granting of exemption or concession in relation to taxation.

(3) Subject to law.

(a) no religious community or denomination shall be prevented from providing religious instruction for pupils of that community or denomination in any educational institution maintain ed wholly by that community or denomination; and

(b) no citizen shall be denied admission to any educational institution receiving aid from public revenues on the ground only of race, religion, caste or place of birth.

(4) Nothing in this Article shall prevent any public authority from making provision for the Advancement of any socially or educationally backward class of citizens.

Article-25: Equality of citizens.-

(1) All citizens are equal before law and are entitled to equal protection of law.

(2) There shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex alone.

(3) Nothing in this Article shall prevent the State from making any special provision for the protection of women and children.
Chapter-2 : Principles of Policy

Article-36: Protection of minorities.-The State shall safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of minorities, including their due representation in the Federal and Provincial services.
 
 
  
  
 
 
 
 

 

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